Building on 120 years of history, Chamberlain offers flexible and progressive academic nursing programs with a student-focused learning environment online and on-site. Chamberlain offers the following undergraduate nursing degree programs: Associate degree in nursing (ADN); Bachelors degree in nursing (BSN), with an online RN to BSN degree completion option. On the graduate level, Chamberlain offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is launching from a solid and historical, 120-year educational foundation of preparing compassionate, knowledgeable, and clinically proficient graduates. Formerly known as Deaconess College of Nursing, the newly named Chamberlain College of Nursing is fueled by the ingenuity of a progressive and expansive nursing program.
First established in 1889, the school evolved from a diploma school of nursing to a college of nursing, offering both ASN and BSN degrees. In March 2005, DeVry Inc. acquired Deaconess. A term of the acquisition agreement is that Devry's use of the Deaconess name will expire as of September 30, 2006, thus requiring a new name.
The new name Chamberlain exemplifies the strength and solid, historical foundation of Deaconess, while positioning the school for future growth.
Derived from the Middle English word chaumberlein, which means chief steward, the name also alludes to the critical role of the nurse as the central steward and coordinator of patient care.